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India Week #005 Part 1– A Palace Prison and a Tree


Adventures of an American Traveler

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Agakhan Palace is famous in large part because Gandhi was interred here both during and after his life. For almost two years, he was an enforced guest of the British empire, a prisoner of the regime for, I believe the crime of sedition, which was telling the British crown it was wrong in it’s affairs with India. After his death, a portion his ashes were interred here along with those of his wife and his secretary. Portions of Gandhi’s ashes are also interred at various places around the country.

On this, my third visit to the palace, I didn’t go to for the history, a resource for which it is very rich. In this country, anything associated with Gandhi has historical significance, is imbued with reverence, has the feel…

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